The Rangers will try to capture the three-game series against Detroit and finish their seven-game road trip with a winning record with catcher A.J. Pierzynski on the bench. Geovany Soto, who homered off Justin Verlander in May, gets the final game before the All-Star break, just his second start of the trip. Adrian Beltre gets a quasi-day off with a day at designated hitter, which puts Jurickson Profar at third base.
Rangers lineup vs. RHP Justin Verlander: Ian Kinsler, 2b; Leonys Martin, cf; Nelson Cruz, rf; Adrian Beltre, dh; Mitch Moreland, 1b; Elvis Andrus, ss; Jurickson Profar, 3b; Geovany Soto, c; David Murphy, lf.
Tigers lineup vs. LHP Martin Perez: Austin Jackson, cf; Torii Hunter, rf; Miguel Cabrera, 3b; Prince Fielder, dh; Victor Martinez, 1b; Jhonny Peralta, ss; Matt Tuiasosopo, lf; Alex Avila, c; Hernan Perez, 2b.
-- Jeff Wilson